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Posted on July 8, 2019 6:17 am
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SyWaLu
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Inappropriate Dancing
I teach a young lady with down syndrome who loves to dance. She is 21 now and sometimes grinds on younger students (who are minors) when she is excited and dancing.
How should I approach the situation and get her to understand it is inappropriate?
 
     
     
 
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Posted July 13, 2019 8:04 pm

tyhaDy
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One way that you may be able to improve this situation is by talking and explaining the true problem at hand to her. Please do not assume that just since she has down syndrome that she will not understand the problem. If this does not work try to prohibit her dancing on other students by giving her a small area f the room to dance in where other students will not also be.
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Solution 2
Posted October 7, 2019 2:49 pm

byRyLe
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You could give all students the opportunity to have a dance break and implement rules, such as "Bodies to ourselves. Remain in your area." Giving structured dance times will allow her the opportunity to dance while being monitored and safe.
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Solution 3
Posted October 8, 2019 11:46 pm

Taylor Smith
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explain why it is inappropriate without making the student feel embarrassed. explain that dancing should be done without touching others in the classroom
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Solution 4
Posted October 11, 2019 1:08 pm

ubeBaz
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Explain that you can dance but you do not need to be touching others and you need to do it by yourself as it is not appropriate.
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Solution 5
Posted October 7, 2019 9:11 pm

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Do not assume that just bc she has down syndrome then she wont understand the problem. Treat her like an adult and tell her why its an issue.
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yHuDeV
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I agree. The best way to approach this problem is to just talk to her.
  Posted on: October 9, 2019 2:00 pm

emetub
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I agree, she will understand what she is doing wrong. You just have to say something to her.
  Posted on: October 12, 2019 3:56 pm

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Solution 6
Posted October 9, 2019 2:02 pm

yHuDeV
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I would approach this situation by explaining to her why this is not appropriate and give her a time/space where she can dance without involving other students.
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Solution 7
Posted October 12, 2019 3:55 pm

emetub
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I would explain to her that you understand that she is excited but when she is dancing she needs to respect the space of others and keep off of them.
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Solution 8
Posted October 12, 2019 3:57 pm

uvyDeN
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The best thing to do is just talk to her about it. She will most likely understand. If that doesn't work, then give her space in the classroom away from the other students. The main thing is to implement a reminder. Anyone who gets too excited about anything can get forgetful, regardless if they have Down Syndrome or not. Try a hand signal as a reminder to stop the grinding, or maybe even trying just eye contact.
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